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optional stand

CharlieCharlie Posts: 29
edited 5:37AM in EggHead Forum
I have been doing research for the last week and I think it's time to take the plunge and buy my BGE. There is a dealer in my town. My question: What are board feelings about the quality of the optional stand? The wheels look small for that kind of weight. I will like to wheel mine in and out of my garage (for storage). The garage has a one inch lip where the concrete dips to the drive. I plan to buy the large, 18.25" model. I appreciate any input about this stand! :-)
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  • RickRick Posts: 45
    Charlie,[p]I love my stand, you will just to go over the lip easy as the tires are not pneumatic. But it rolls very easy.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,293
    Charlie,
    that stand is more sturdy than you might think and the wheels will handle that 1" ledge with ease. OTOH permit me to give you one good tip...learn to always pull your BGE toward you and never push it. It is a bit top heavy and if a wheel(s) were to meet resistance - even a small rock on your driveway that can cause it to tip. If it tips while pulling it - it will fall toward you so that you can pervent a fall - but if it falls from pushing it you may have a broken egg!

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • The suggestion that he pull the egg instead of pushing it is excellent. But he would have figured it out sooner or later anyway.
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  • RRP, thanks for the quick replies, guys. That really makes me feel better. I have an Oklahoma Joe smoker now, weighs 450 pounds and is just too heavy although I like it. This Egg sounds great and I look forward to using it!

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  • Charlie, I have four larges that I roll in and out of our cook trailer and around cook sites. So far I have had no problems but I don't let anyone else move them. A few weeks back someone posted a posted a picture that had a piece of what looked to be 3/4" by maybe 2'x2' mounted to the bottom of the stand. They then mounted wider casters to this.
    I thought about buiding a wagon that would hold two with 6" tires on it to make mmoving earier but space in the trailer would limit that. Just remember to go slow and pull not push.[p]Good EGGIN' to You,
    Poppasam

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  • I replaced my wheels to the 3" size & it rolls much better.
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